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visited by homeland security secretary napolitano. david lee has more. >>reporter: many who live in staten island say this is the forgotten borough saying the authorities are doing too little too late. you can see why. this street is filled with more boats than cars. the storm surge lifted the boat as far as 100 yards and perhaps further. you can see the utility pole snapped in half like it was a toothpick and look at this boat, it landed on top of a car. the mayor has said help is going to be provided if areas where it is needed the most and many say it is needed in staten island as a top priority because it was here that 20 people lost their lives, the highest death count in all of new york city. among those who died a new york city police officer who was electrocuted in the basement and two young children swept away in the storm surge. the cries for help are getting answered. fema arrived here on the scene. janet napolitano is here on staten island and i quote, "we know staten island took a hard hit from sandy and we want do make sure the right resources are brought here to help the com
viewers, janet napolitano has been in staten island touring that devastated area. here she is right now. let's listen in. >> we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit from sandy. and so we want to make sure that the right resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community which is so very strong recover even more quickly. just to give you a sense of an overview, it's been mentioned that this was a large storm. the area that sandy covered was roughly the size of europe. we had major disasters in a number of states that president obama already has declared emergency declarations in a number of states that have been declared. we have seen some huge impacts on things like the availability of power. and with of course the loss of power comes attendant losses on things like gasoline. so all of these things, all of these issues being worked now as the community comes back and as we work to support con ed and other utility companies in getting the grid back on. we have over 75,000 survivors in new york and new jersey who now have applied for disaster assistan
: is the homeland security janet napolitano temporarily waiving a rule to allow tankers enternortheast -- [ no audio ] >> apologize for that. having technical difficulties. >>> demolished homes, all that is left in some neighborhoods. the new york -- to see communities waiting for help and that it's taking too long. home owners are frustrated with fema. they have reached a breaking point. >> three years on my mind and. >> this is a terrible thing. >> it's traveling to each area affected by sandy and urging people to be patient as they work to get to their region. >>> easing up on speed camera fines in the district. the new plan going into affect. sue. >> when you see the pictures in new york, it's heartbreaking, isn't it? >> had a lot of cloudy days but we have nothing to complain about. i'll let you know if we bright everyone things up into the weekend and lindsay, it feels like hockey weather. >> it does. unfortunately, i have bad news. there is more bad news for hockey players and fans. plus, are you ready for hoops on the verizon center. we'll preview the wizards and we'll hear what rg iii and c
zona. . >>> hasta staten island new york, llegÓ la secretaria de seguridad nacional janet napolitano para presenciar de primera mano, la magnitud de la ba devastaciÓn dejada por sandy en este condado y es que para muchos, este lugar, es el epicentro de la tragedia. donde se han registrado hasta el momento 20 muertes. casi la mitad de todas las falo lidades de la ciudad de new york. >>> nuestra mayor preocupaciÓn, es que cuando baje la temperatura. podamos llevar a las personas afectadas a lugares seguros. calidads, staten island es mi prioridad. >>> napolitano recorriÓ la zona y visitÓ un centro de distribuciÓn, de la agencia federal para el manejo de emergencia gs fema se repartieron 80 mil comidas. la visita de la alta fun reese da en medio de las graves acusaciones de los residentes de esta estÉn islan que dicen, llevan dÍas esperando por ayuda >>> que el gobierno no se olvide de nosotros y fema no se olvide de nosotros porque somos parte de la naciÓn. y no solo yo, las personas que han perdido sus bienes, sus carros, muebles, todo lo que han perdido. >>> un olor putrefact
del agua para lavar carro y cosas que no son de urgencia. janet napolitano hicieron un recorrido por las zonas afectadas esta tarde, en la municipalidad donde estamos se informÓ que se va a trabajar para canalizar la ayuda a quienes mÁs la necesiten, regresamos contigo jorge. >>> desde manhattan. >>> el gobernador de new york visitÓ en compaÑÍa de la secretaria de seguridad nacional el tÚnel que une a brooklyn con el bajo manhattan, todavÍa queda agua debajo del tÚnel. >>> de costa a costa desde el oeste de la naciÓn aviones militares gigantes van a transportar a expertos y equipos pesados para ayudar a las tareas de restauraciÓn de la energÍa elÉctrica. mÁs de 4 millones 600 mil usuarios estÁn a oscuras en el noreste de estados unidos. >>> miren estas imagenes. imagenes insÓlitas de la devastaciÓn de sandy. grababa imagen en la costa de nueva jersey, desde su helicÓptero capto la triste imagen de un hombre sentado contemplando desde lo Único que quedÓ de lo que era su casa, los escalÓnes del portal. >>> el saldo de viviendas destrui destruidas en new york por inc
trying to make sure victims signed up for federal help. homeland security chief janet napolitano will visit there today. elsewhere, the national guard handed out water, food, and diapers last night. 17 military aircraft arrived in new york state carrying power repair trucks from california. >>> in virginia the "u.s.s. san antonio" was loaded with we leaf supplies and set off for new york and new jersey. >>> the city of hoboken is finally getting back on its feet after flooding stranded 20,000 people. governor chris christie says the power situation has drastically improved. >> remember, at the height of the storm we were at 2.7 million so we're a million more customers have been restored from the height of the storm. >>> in connecticut, garbage is piling up on the streets as flooded basements are being cleaned out. >>> in new york, washed out subways are starting to come back, and there are huge lines to get on buses as the city deals with a gridlock nightmare. work could begin today on removing a massive crane that's been dangling high above a midtown manhattan street. a lot of
as people. janet napolitano will visit staten island today. >>> health concerns on the rise as the wreckage of sandy piles up in the middle of streets. bridgepo bridgeport, connecticut, the basements of hundreds of homes flooded. now all of the soming wet belongings are lining the streets there. some residents say the musty garbage and seeage brought to the surface by flooding is simply making them sick. >> it's 4:50. live pictures of new york city outside a subway station, and while con edison says most of the power should be restored by tomorrow, there are still problems today. the commute should be slow. and some subway stations are open, it has been a very difficult commute for some, the mayor saying there needs to be more car pooling because the city still chantedle the traffic. >>> eight or nine of the subway lines that run through new york city out. getting amtrak service so they are able to connect boston to the southern part of the east coast and the new jersey transit system getting a few trains back online. a lot of work to get through and hope there is that they will be back onl
, some of their cries for help were heard. just hours ago, janet napolitano went to staten island to view the clean-up and she assured the island's residents they have not been forgotten. >> we know that staten island took a particularly hard hit from sandy. and so, we want to make sure that the right resources are brought here as quickly as possible to help this community, which is so very strong, recover even more quickly. >> brian todd is live on staten island and brian, what is the situation there tonight? >> erin, the same here is still one of devastation. you've got scenes like this behind me. this house on cedar grove avenue and many others like it. either completely levelled or in a condition that's thot much better than that. this neighborhood has seen some signs of life, of hope, after a couple of days of just real despair and feeling cut off at the lack of relief agencies here. we've had new york city bulldoze bulldozers, sanitation trucks, dump trucks here clearing off this neighborhood. the national guard was on the ground all day today and there have been some shelters set u
by just left secretary napolitano. the red cross, they are in full gear now. fema on the ground, things are starting to happen. gerri: last night you said you were not happy with the response. now i hear you say we are getting help and i'm happy to see the response i am getting. >> absolutely, it is night and day. a big change from yesterday. today the calvary has come, what we have been asking for four days. we have had fema going door to door, we have a strategy meeting with the secretary just hours ago, talking about things we felt were falling through the cracks, things in the gap. but what about elderly people not in the catastrophe zone but have no power. they have been in their house for four or five days, nobody knows if they have gotten any food. i know the other elected officials on the island have been asking about coordinating. if they don't have food, we get it. things like that are finally getting coordinated. gerri: is red cross on the scene? speak of the national ceo came up to me and gave me a hug. they have been coming in since last night. i got him a place to stay and
that janet napolitano is going to visit staten island tomorrow. as we mentioned, people have been expressing a lot of frustration and the federal response, secretary napolitano will tour the area. still ahead, we remember the victims of the storm. we are learning more and more about the lives lost. the lives they lived. we'll remember them and pay tribute to their lives that ended suddenly when sandy struck. >>> so many people here in new york and new jersey and throughout the northeast have lost everything, others are still without power or having a lot of trouble getting around and waiting in long lines for gas. for some families, the toll that sandy took is much higher. at least 157 people were killed in this storm. 88 of them here in the united states. tonight we remember all of those who died. we want to take a minute just to get to know a little bit about some of their lives. as the swirling wind of sandy swept through southwestern connecticut, russell was doing the job he cherished as a volunteer firefighter. he was returning from a fire and authorities say he stopped his truck along
of homeland security janet napolitano is expected to arrive in staten island. many resident there is are feeling desperate, overlooked, and angry saying they've received little emergency aid. nbc's ann curry spent the day there yesterday. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking, why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think that we're not getting the attention because we are a working class neighborhood and we're kind of just like fend for yourself. >> reporter: on the debris-strewn streets of this community where the death toll has risen to at least 19, the f fury and frustration played out on live television. >> you need to come here and help us. we need assistance. >> reporter: it was called a disgrace. >> it's nowhere to be found. all the american red cross, all the people making these big salaries should be out there on the front lines. i am disappointed. >> reporter: the red cross says it's sendin
on today, homeland security secretary janet napolitano and fema will be touring hard hit staten island. reporting live renee marsh back to you. >>> sandy knocked out power to more than 340,000 people. this in just or area. most people have their lights back on. we checked bge's website and there are about 3500 customers still experiencing outage more than half of them are in baltimore county. crews do expect to restore service toy person by tonight. >> they will need that power because the temperature keeps getting cooler and cooler. it's fall and it feels seasonal for us. but, the cold nights are tough. >> let's go over to lynette charles and see what we have in store. >> all right. temperatures are going to fall tonight actually the temperatures are well below average. these temperatures that we have been dealing with for the past several days are more like temperatures we get in late november. right now, we are on the chilly side this morning waking up in clarksville. 40 degrees, 42 in elkton and glen bernie and -- at 41. we will have the wind chill. maryland's most powerful radar i
napolitano visited staten island today. she was here to help assure residents that they will be getting the assistance that they need. but, scott, the recovery here is going to be a long one. houses are destroyed, power lines are down, the destruction is everywhere. >> pelley: anna, it was just earlier today that the mayor insisted that the marathon would go on. word that he has canceled it now is just reaching the runners where michelle miller is tonight. michelle? >> reporter: scott, that is definitely the case. we spoke to a group of irish runnerrunners who arrived just . they are furious. they say they spent some $30,000 to fly over here today. they understand what the people are going through but they just believe that postponing the race this late in time was just the wrong decision. some 47,000 runners were expected to compete on sunday but critics say that starting the race in staten island, a place so devastated by the storm was insensitive and that it would be a drain to vital emergency services. mayor bloomberg origina originay insisted it would not be but then the outcry gre
are crying out for help. today, homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit staten island with fema. >>> new york city's subway system is still down. other tunnels are without power because they are located in parts of the city in the darks. >>> a new problem flaring up, they are running out of gas. cars and gas powered generators. a lot of people are using those. frustration turning into anger and rage on long lines across the tri-state area. the shortages may not end for another week. >>> people waiting for hours, some waiting for so long, the gas stations actually close without them getting a single drop of fuel. rob is following all of this. rob, i was driving in at 2:30 a.m. and there was a line for gas that looks like it was three hours long at 2:30 a.m. this is bad. >> reporter: yeah, it's crazy. that may be the average. anywhere from a half mile long to, in some cases in new jersey a full mile long to get gasoline. the problem is two-fold. you have gas stations out of power and unable to pump. you have some with power but they don't have gasoline. why? many shut down before
janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the street and anger over shortages of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way down the garden state parkway. people waiting to get in to get gas line, so it is one heck of a long line. there has been frustration at some of the gas stations, as you can see. at this station they have police
of homeland security, janet napolitano, and she explained why getting help has taken so long. >> we have been prioritizing getting generators to places like hospitals and nursing homes where the needs are greatest. places where, for example, our first responder cars need to be able to fill up with gasoline so they need pumps there, generator pumps to pump the gasoline so the fire trucks and police cars still operate. so that has been the focus for the first couple of days. >> the situation here, though, still dire. right now the death toll just on staten island alone, 20 lives, many expect that as this recovery effort continues, the death toll is only going to increase. >> david lee miller with the harsh reality on staten island tonight. the storm destroyed many businesses up and down the coast and there's no telling yet how many people are out of work as a result. but the feed to released the final monthly employment report before the storm. it shows companies added more than 170,000 jobs last month, but at the same time the unemployment rate ticked up from 7.8 to 7.9%. probably the reason,
york metro area. tomorrow, janet napolitano will join fema in staten island, new york, for a first-hand look of the damage there. transportation secretary ray lahood will go to new jersey to help with the recovery effort there. >>> almost everyone back to school and work in our area. still one delay. pendleton county schools on a two-hour delay this morning. the county had to deal with days of power outages following the storm. good morning, welcome to news 4 today. >> and it is friday, november 2, 2012. a live look out over the nation's capital this morning. 44 degrees outside our studios, we're in for a chilly stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only
as possible. homeland security secretary janet napolitano and fema's deputy ahead men straighter will visit staten island today. >>> some utility crews being turned away. crews from alabama headed to help get the power back on in sandy-ravaged jersey shore. these are pictures of the crews. they can't do any work there since they are not union employees. adding to the frustration, they even got a call asking for help in seaside heights, new jersey. workers are now headed to new york to help with recovery efforts there. >>> massive flooding in new england towns raising concerns as well. bridgeport, connecticut, basements of hundreds of homes were flooded. now all that soming wet belongings, all of those belongings that can't be salvaged are lining the streets and some residents say musty garbage and sewage brought to the surface by flooding is making them sick. >>> first responders to our area will head to parts of west virginia that got pounded with snow during the storm earlier this week. six vehicles from the capital region of the american red cross headed to the mountainous terrain of wes
janet napolitano plans on surveying the area today. >> gretchen: tragic photo of that mother with her husband who went for help and apparently people did not help her when she tried to find the kids . she rode out the storm outside. you would think that the politicians and president and mayor of new york, it would be rescue mission and getting these people back to homes and getting them fed, nope, instead unbelievablably the new york city mara thon goes on sunday. most important picture on the cover of the new york post the gen rators are putting electricity to tents in central park instead of the entire area of staten island or long island. that area has no power or home or shelter, nothing. >> steve: it is here in new york city and streets of midtown are fill would of people who are here for the mara thon that is here this weekend. and politicians said why didn't they cancel it. we understand millions of dollars come in the city. but still, we have people in the water in new york city. it is the worst storm to ever hit new york city, eric, why is it going on? if rudy guiliani was th
they could ever have imagined in their lifetimes. the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, and fema's deputy administrator scheduled to arrive in staten island. the new york city borough where 19 people died because of the storm. many residents there are feeling desperate. they're feeling overlooked, and they're getting angry, saying they've received little emergency aid. nbc's ann curry spent the day there yesterday. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think that we're not getting the attention because we are, you know, a working-class neighborhood and kind of just like fend for yourself kind of thing. >> reporter: on the debris-strewn streets of this community where the death toll has risen to at least 19, fury and frustration played out on live television. >> but you need to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: staten
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island has been getting. we got breaking news. we just got word that janet napolitano is going to visit staten island tomorrow. people expressing a lot of concern about the response. still ahead, we remember the victims of the storm. some of them we're learning more and more about some of those whose lives were lost, and the faces and names of this tragedy. the lives they lady. we'll remember them and pay tribute to their lives that ended suddenly when sandy struck. [ male announcer ] whether it's kevin's smartphone... ♪ ...mom's smartphone... dad's tablet... or lauren's smartphone... at&t has a plan built to help make families' lives easier. introducing at&t mobile share. one plan lets you share data on up to 10 devices with unlimited talk and text. add a tablet for only $10 per month. at&t. to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. or go to
napolitano along with fema's deputy administrator will arrive on staten island later today. three navy war ships are anchored off the northeast coast to help with the relief effort now. utility vehicles have been brought in on utility planes from the west coast to give power companies some help and some 50,000 utility workers are being deployed from across the country. new jersey secretary of state meanwhile announced thursday that military trucks are being deployed to operate as polling places on election day in communities that remain without power. amtrak will offer limited service between new york city and boston today. the new york city subway system is slowly coming back to life. the m-train, which links queens to manhattan actually started running. manhattan remains in the dark. with little mass transit folks are turning to their cars and you know what that means. lots of gas lines. they extend for miles. according to the most recent report from triple-a, of the gas stations it monitors roughly 60% of stations in new jersey and 70% on long island were closed thursday. both of new je
borough president called the response a disgrace. homeland security secretary janet napolitano will visit the borrow and the red cross is sending ten trucks for release. might have eclipsed what could have been a hurdle for president obama. the october unemployment report. as it turns out, last month was a strong one for job creation. the labor department said 171,000 jobs were added last month, the unemployment rate ticked to 7.9%, but remained under 8% which is key for the president. in a move that surprised exactly no one, both campaigns tried to spin the news this morning. governor romney said this in wisconsin. >> he said he was going to lower the unemployment rate down to 5.2%. today we learned it's 7.9%, that's 9 million jobs short of what he promised. >> speaking in ohio the president highlighted the spike in job creation. >> and today our businesses have created nearly 5.5 million new jobs and this morning we learned that companies hired more workers in october than at any time in the last eight months. >> joining us now, from washington, the man with all the answers, cnbc's amma
wagner. he joining us live from staten island. homeland security secretary janet napolitano on the ground there late today touring the devastation, we understand. >> reporter: she was, will. she held a news briefing here a while ago. after her remarks, they opened it up for questions, and i asked her immediately, madame secretary, of all the damage you have seen from hurricane sandy, what is the worse and where does staten island rank in she said staten island ranks among the worse at the. to let me show what you is going here and this is the relief center. they set up a relief center for within gone who needs to come and make anything to make their lives bet or staten island. there is bottled water, hot foods, drinks, dry goods, cereal. many things in your pantry, toilet paper, diapers, clothing, meals ready to eat, coats, shoes, baby clothes. seeing people here coming through, trying on coats and shoes. any. when you go through staten island, you will see that there is a lot of belongings that have been taken out of homes. it's saturated by water and is on the sidewalks. during the news
napolitano will visit today. staten island is where the new york marathon will start on sunday. more subway service returning to manhattan, but not below 42nd street where power is still out in wide parts of the city south of that parallel. city officials say they may have to evacuate the marine life from the massive new york city aquarium based in brooklyn. the death toll from the storm nearing the 100 mark. despite the damage in atlantic city, that town's famous casinos are open again and they are conflicting reports about when power will be restored in manhattan. hundreds of thousands still in the dark but con ed hopes to have them back online this weekend. >>> pse&g, new jersey's largest utility, still has 1 million customers without power. the company has 60 switching stations. workers have been scrambling to clean them up. a team at the essex switching station in newark has been working for 48 straight hours. it is painstaking work as you can see right there. >> to the lowest level they're taking every little screw out of a terminal strip, cleaning the terminal strip with a wire brush
napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4, who got swept away by floodwaters. their mother says she begged a man in a nearby house for help but he wouldn't come outside or let her in. the homeowner says he thought there was a man outside his door. >> he didn't ask to come in. he asked me to come out and help him. >> did you help him? >> what could i do to help him? i'm wearing the same clothes. i have these shorts on. i had a pair of shorts on with flip-flops and i was going to come out -- >> you did not see a woman and two children? >> no, sir. >> you saw a man? >> yes, sir. >> allen said after he heard the noise from outside he sat with his back against the kitchen door all night long. >>> clint eastwood talking about his empty chair speech at the republican national convention, where he dressed down an invisible president obama. that empty chair. last night sean hannity from fox news asked eastwood where that magical idea cam
's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go a
of new york city's deaths happened on staten island. secretary of state janet napolitano will be there today. anna werner is there. >> reporter: good morning. homes are destroyed. the storm threw cars like toys. that's what it looks like all down this street yet many residents say they believe they've been ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten borough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we could have died! we couldn't breathe! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours into other parts of new york and new jersey. >> a lot of people are here. a lot of people are hurting. so, it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go ahead with its annual marathon, which kicks off on staten island's verrazano bridge sunday. >> we're far from fine. the fact the mayor wants to have a marathon this weekend
improve over the course of the next few days and yesterday secretary of homeland security napolitano was saying the coast guard is expediting trying to get the port moving as quickly as they can. carl, back to you. >> tom, gas rationing started in new jersey, i believe, today. how is that impacting? are the lines growing or helping things out? >> reporter: no, they're moving very well and i think if i'm not mistaken that's really town by town, melissa, unless you know something i don't. i just asked the police and the guys running the gas station here and they're not limiting people to a certain amount of fuel. you can fill up your tank. they have 30,000 gallons of gas here at midnight and the guy who runs this place says we can get more and more and more all day. they're not worried about running out here at all. do you want me to hold you a place in line? would that be helpful? >> it sounds like some savvy entrepreneur should be saving their point in line. i wouldn't be surprised if it comes to that. >> nice to have you in the neighborhood, tom. >> reporter: nice to be here, guys.
of homeland security, including secretary janet napolitano. matt, they said it is too little, too late, but they need the attention and deserve it. >> andrea canning on staten island. kerry sanders has more on the anger over gas shortages, live over union, new jersey where drivers are waiting for a chance to fill up. good morning. >> reporter: it is a long wait. let's look right out here off the garden state parkway. look at the sunoco gas station. things are pretty good. you take the camera, see how the line extends, you start scratching your head. people are in lines four to five hours. one story of a gas station of people getting there last night at 5:00 p.m. and sleeping in cars. the line goes endlessly. some stations are limiting the amounts of fuel people can get once they get to the gas pump. think about it. people are low on gas, getting in gas lines, can't shut off the engines because it is cold. getting into the mid to low 30s tonight. folks waiting for gas are burning gas. it has a cascading effect. bottom line, one big headache for those getting fuel. the epa lowered standa
security secretary janet napolitano plans to tour the area later today. meantime homeowners in queens are trying to come to grips with all of this loss. >> everything was floating. everything is a disaster. it's gone. >> i just spent $30,000 getting my home repaired and it's all gone. >> we left here for two hours to get laundry to wash clothes to where. somebody came in a crowbar broke into the both apartments there is nothing for them to steal. >> there are people with kids. they need need diapers, clothes, coats, shoes, socks, anything at all. >> you see it on tv and happening elsewhere, you say a prayer for them. that was it. now they're praying for us. jenna: with the transit system still operating at reduces capacity this is what a lot of roads are looking like across the region. that is certainly affecting supplies getting to people that need help. millions are facing huge traffic jams trying to make it work any way that they can. jon: if the fight, the fight for fuel in new york and new jersey is any indication, things are getting desperate. damage from the storms disrupting f
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